- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Okonite full-time (More than 10 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Extremely steady company; employee owned. Great Benefits. Company is basically debt free and rock solid.
Will not promote or hire women into Outside Sales positions (has one token female Outside Sales Rep) company wide. Does not pay competitive salary for its industry.
Advice to Management
Promote personnel based on merit and skill rather than length of employment with the Company. Demote those in authoritative positions who have proven not up to the task or realign their job responsibilities so that personnel under their supervision do not have to carry the burden of their superior's load as well as their own. Support and reward the efforts of the hard working, dedicated over achievers.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Okonite in May 2011.
All hiring is done through a recruiter. Very simple, had an interview lined up within 4 hours of finding out about the job. Met with mid level management. Very informal. I felt like I was interviewing them, barely any questions about my background. I was very bored during the interview but felt it my duty to continue on. Went to corporate HQ the next day. Met with senior management. Got a good feeling that they wanted me and would take care of me.
No negotiation salary wise, I didn't really try either. They made a decent offer that really, in my eyes, wasn't worth fussing over. They were flexible with my start dates. Unfortunately everything went through the recruiter, would have been nice to talk directly with management but they freely admit they don't like the hiring process.
Thomas Edison had a bright idea, but it was The Okonite Company that prevented it from being too shocking. Okonite was one of the first US makers of insulated electrical wire and cable. Early customers included not only Edison but also telegraphy pioneer Samuel Morse. Still a leader in the insulated electric wire and cable industry, Okonite specializes in control, distribution, instrumentation, power, signal, communication transmission, and special purpose wire and cable products for high and low voltage needs. The company supplies its products to chemical plants, electric ...